Finding it difficult to juggle work and children during the holidays?
Want to maintain a consistent routine and give your children the best in early childhood education?
Want up to 30hrs ECE for only $10 per week?
Our preschoolers holiday programme is perfect for you!
Your Kindergarten runs affordable holiday programmes for two weeks every school holidays to help busy parents provide their preschoolers with a fun and exciting holiday time. The next holiday programme is:
Autumn: 15th - 26th April (exc Easter Friday & Monday and ANZAC days)
Putiki & Taihape Kindergartens
Our holiday programmes are definitely not a babysitting service! Our staff are fully qualified and provide a complete early childhood education experience for your children with a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities.
- Already enrolled in the Whanganui Kindergarten System? Use this form for Putiki Kindergarten (Taihape is in-house).
- New to the Whanganui Kindergarten System? Then please use this form.
Where is the programme held?
The programmes will be hosted by the Putiki (21 Te Anaua Street) and Taihape Kindergartens (Toroa Road, Taihape). Click here for the Putiki Kindergarten Procedures Manual and here for the Taihape Kindergarten Procedures Manual.
How long does it run?
The holiday programme runs daily for the duration of the term school holidays (excluding public holidays).
Who can attend?
Our holiday programmes are open to all preschoolers aged 2 to 6 years, and not just those already enrolled in kindergarten.
How much does it cost?
20 Hours ECE applies to these programmes so if your child is already enrolled in kindergarten (or if you assign your 20 Hours to kindergarten for the duration of the holidays) the cost is only $10 per family per week!
If you choose not to use your 20 Hours ECE, the cost will be $5.50+GST per hour.
You may also qualify for WINZ subsidy – contact the local WINZ office to check.
Please note that all outstanding monies owed to the Kindergarten must be paid in full, along with the holiday programme fees, before confirmation of child's place will be sent.
If you have any questions about the holiday programme, please feel free to complete this form and we'll get back to you asap: